Dream JournalA Lesson by Violet Rose
This lesson tells you how to remember your dreams and how to use a dream journal to defeat writer's block.
The most important journal you can keep is a dream journal. If you don’t remember your dreams, you will after you keep a journal. There are several tricks to remembering your dreams if you don’t already. Some are obviously recommended. One is not (you’ll have to guess which one that is)
Remember: When you wake up, never look out the window. Your memories of the dream will fly right out the window.
No matter how tired you may be, you have to write the dream down in your journal. The dream will quickly fade. The sands are seeping through your fingers. Write write write! Don’t worry about complete sentences. Dialogue is often the hardest to remember, so you might want to start with that.
Keep your journal near your bed with a working pen marking the next blank page. In the moments you waste looking for the journal, you will lose memories.
Your dreams can sometimes inspire you to write. Even the characters your mind creates can be used. Many best-selling authors say that their characters were created in their subconsciousness; their prime method of communication is through dreams.
Take note of reoccurring themes. Is there a particular dreamscape that you seem to return to often? Under what genre would you categorize your dreams? Are you dreams gloomy, scary, light-hearted or adventurous? These can be used to help spin a story.
NOTE: Do NOT stress yourself so you can remember your
Added on January 10, 2010
Last Updated on January 10, 2010
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